Police Lights
4 days ago
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Police: Man overdosed behind the wheel with toddler in car

Authorities say a North Carolina man overdosed on heroin behind the wheel while his one-year-old child was in the car.
Opioids
1 week ago
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WHY IT MATTERS: Opioid epidemic

More Americans are dying from opioids than at any time in recent history, with overdose deaths hitting a peak of 28,000 in 2014. That amounts to 78 Americans dying from an opioid overdose every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Naloxone
2 weeks ago
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Brunswick County Schools add Naloxone to emergency kits

The Brunswick County Board of Education has approved a measure that permits naloxone in school emergency kits.
Naloxone
2 months ago
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North Carolina opens access to overdose reversal drug

North Carolina becomes the third state to provide unlimited access to a prescription drug that's already saved more than 2,000 people statewide who were overdosing on heroin, OxyContin or other opium-based drugs.
Naloxone
2 months ago
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Bill to ease access to overdose drug goes to McCrory’s desk

Gov. Pat McCrory will now have the ability to approve widespread access to a prescription drug already known to have reversed more than 2,000 overdoses of heroin or other opium-based drugs in North Carolina.
Heroin
3 months ago
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Pender County Sheriff: Violent crime decreasing, heroin use increasing

The Pender County Sheriff's Office is seeing less violent crime in the area, but more heroin use.
Senators back order for opioid overdose fighter
4 months ago
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Senators back order for opioid overdose fighter

North Carolina's health director says a statewide standing prescription for a drug that can block potentially fatal overdoses of heroin or OxyContin could save scores of additional lives annually.
Naloxone
5 months ago
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Boiling Spring Lakes Police save woman’s life with Naloxone

Officers in Boiling Spring Lakes used Naloxone for the first time over the weekend.
Wilmington Police
5 months ago
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First Wilmington police officer saves life using Naloxone

The quick response of a Wilmington Police officer and Naloxone are being credited with saving the life of a 34-year-old woman.
Naloxone
7 months ago
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Deputy credited with saving woman with heroin antidote

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says issuing a narcotic overdose antidote to its patrol deputies has already saved a life.